Danielle Vlahos Wants to Bring Some Fresh Air to Dedham Parks and Recreation

Danielle Vlahos is the manager and fitness trainer for Solid Body Fitness, and is running for a seat on the Dedham's Parks and Recreation Commission.


For Danielle Vlahos, making the decision to run for a seat on the Dedham Parks and Recreation Committee was an easy one.

She already loved the programs that the department had to offer. In fact, her 9-year-old son Cole is very active in the programs.  But she wants to see more programs that can cater to kids that are not into team sports. While at the same time meeting the needs of parents.

"I want to observe and I want to listen," she said. "I know from talking to other parents that we want more variation. I would love to [organize] a running clinic or running club for kids."

Another goal of Vlahos is to create more opportunities for parents and children to become active together.

"I want to get Dedham moving again," she said. "Let's bring fitness into Dedham Day! I would love to have a mini Olympic day with kids and parents. And it's a great way to bring everyone together."

When asked about the elections, Vlhaos is just happy that she is getting the chance to share her ideas.

"No matter where the chips fall and whoever gets the vote, its a win-win," she said. "I just want to put more attention on parks and recs. I'm not looking to change anything, but I wanna add to it by adding fitness."

Election Day for town representatives will take place on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013 at 7 a.m.

Edna February 14, 2013 at 03:08 PM
I'd love to see more activities for kids aside from team sports! I am curious why the writer of this article chose to put "wanna" instead of following the standard journalism convention of changing it to "want to"? So strange. I'm surprised the article didn't write it as "pahks and recreation" to reflect the local accent.
Mary Nikolaides February 14, 2013 at 05:05 PM
I, too, found the "wanna" inappropriate !
BOB KEESHAN February 16, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Is Ms. Danielle Vlahos in any way related to Mr. Harry Vlahos, D.H.S. Class of 1977 ? Mr. Harry is a nice guy ...
Dan O'Neil February 28, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Ms. Vlahos, In all due respect you picked the wrong year to run for this. Sal Ledda is the backbone for all the special needs programs in this town. He started challenger soccer 5 years ago was the inspiration for me to get the ball rolling on the challenger basketball program and it is because of him and the other comission members that the pathfinders program exhists. While I like some of your ideas Mr. Ledda is too valuable to this board and he will be getting my vote. If you are not successful I hope you do give it another go in the future or at least go to there mettings. Fresh ideas are always needed.


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